Reiki Level 1
When: March 23 & 24
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Grass Valley, CA
Cost: $129 ― limited to 4 students
An Introduction to Reiki and Animal Reiki (Learn More)
Become a Reiki 1 practitioner and also learn how to share Reiki with animals. This one-day class will teach you:
- The System of Reiki–an introduction and meaning and history
- The five Elements of the System of Reiki
- The Five Precepts
- Japanese techniques and meditations
- Healing treatments for people and animals.
This class is for people who want to deepen their relationships with animals and learn ways to heal the animals and people in their lives. Most Reiki I classes focus on Reiki for people, but this class is unique in its emphasis on Reiki for both people and animals.
What you’ll learn:
- The traditional Japanese system of Reiki, its history, and how it relates to the healing of self and others
- Uses of Reiki for personal development and client healing of mind, body and spirit
- The body’s energy systems, including the Japanese concept of the Three Diamonds
- The Five Reiki Precepts and Gassho meditation
- Best ethics for approaching animals with Reiki sessions
- How to offer Reiki treatments to animals and people.
- Techniques for grounding, expansion and connection to help you become an animal magnet to even the most sensitive animals!
- A philosophy of being Reiki with your animals, rather than doing Reiki to them
Students practice Reiki treatments on other students and animals.
What you’ll receive:
- A life-changing weekend with other animal people!
- An extensive and in-depth professional manual to guide your journey
- A beautiful certificate to show your professional training as a Level 1 Reiki Practitioner
- Continuing email and phone support
Reiki practitioners use intention, focus and meditation to build a sort of energetic “healing bridge.” The bridge is built upon the foundation of the practitioner’s dedication to his or her Reiki personal practice, energetic experience and purity of intention. The bridge itself consists of the energetic harmony and balance that is the essence of Reiki. When animals are stressed, sick, or injured, you could say that energetically, they are “imbalanced.” By offering an energetic connection and bridge of “balance,” the practitioner is offering the animal a support system that the animal can use to relax, self-heal, and “rebalance.”
What Does a Reiki Practitioner NOT Do?
Reiki sessions are given for the purpose of stress reduction and relaxation to promote healing. Reiki is not a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe, perform medical treatment, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki practitioners do not manipulate energy or control treatments: animals are the leaders in the process, taking only the amount of energy they wish to receive.
- Maintain health and well-being on the physical, mental and emotional levels
- Induce deep relaxation and stress-relief
- Accelerate healing in sick or injured animals, or animals recovering from surgery
- Help reduce pain and inflammation
- Help reduce behavior problems and aggression
- Help abused animals heal from past mental/physical trauma
- Complement conventional and alternative therapies
- Lessen the side-effects of other medical treatments
- Support the dying process
Why Reiki is an Ideal Holistic Therapy for Animals?
- It is gentle, noninvasive, painless, and stress-free.
- It goes to the issues that need it most, even when unknown to the practitioner.
- It can be given hands-on or from a distance and adapted to any problem an animal may face.
- It can do no harm to either recipient or practitioner.
- Animals can control their participation in the treatment, thus becoming leaders in their own process of healing.
What Creates A Successful Reiki Treatment?
A successful animal Reiki treatment requires just 2 things: the intention of the practitioner to be an open channel for the energy, and the acceptance the animal gives to this energy.
Is Reiki for Animals a “Hands-on” Healing System?
Although a human Reiki treatment usually consists of a series of hand positions lightly placed upon different parts of the body, an animal Reiki treatment is approached very differently. When doing Reiki on an animal, it is best to treat from several feet away and allow the animal to come forward to receive hands-on treatment only if he or she is open to it. Many animals will actually place certain body parts into the hands of the practitioner to show where they need healing the most. Other animals will simply lie down several feet away and fall into a deep “Reiki nap.”
Because animal Reiki treatments are not dependent upon physical contact for success, they are ideal for use with shelter animals. Animals who are fearful, skittish, abused, or aggressive are ideal candidates for Reiki from a distance. Practitioners can offer Reiki quite successfully whether physical contact is used or not.